What is Margaret Mahy famous for?

Margaret Mahy ONZ (21 March 1936 – 23 July 2012) was a New Zealand author of children’s and young adult books. Many of her story plots have strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

Is Margaret Mahy still alive?

July 23, 2012Margaret Mahy / Date of death

How many children did Margaret Mahy have?

two daughters
She is survived by two daughters, Penny and Bridget.

Where is Margaret Mahy from?

Whakatāne, New ZealandMargaret Mahy / Place of birthWhakatāne is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty region in the North Island of New Zealand, 90 kilometres east of Tauranga and 89 kilometres north-east of Rotorua, at the mouth of the Whakatāne River. Wikipedia

How much did the Margaret Mahy playground cost?

The $13 million* Margaret Mahy Family Playground is due to be finished by Christmas. Its design was led by the planning consultants Opus, with the design firm Boffa Miskell, Christchurch City Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (the Māori tribal council), and the playground equipment supplier PlayRope.

When did Margaret Mahy start writing books?

She began writing as a young child, stitching together her first story at the age of seven and writing her first novel, Belle Gray – about a cowgirl who leads a gang of outlaws – by the time she was 11. Margaret attended Auckland and Canterbury universities, graduating with a BA in philosophy and English in 1955.

Are dogs allowed at Margaret Mahy?

Playground Pooches Prohibited Workers were busy erecting signs in the Margaret Mahy Playground to say that dogs are not allowed. I can appreciate that some children might be intimidated by dogs near the play equipment, but many dog owners walk their canine friends along the path by the river.

Why was the Margaret Mahy Playground built?

With the opening of Margaret Mahy Playground in Christchurch, New Zealand, June 25th 2016, one of the largest and most modern playgrounds in the southern hemisphere has arisen. It was built after the major earthquake that struck New Zealand in February 2011, which affected Christchurch in particular.

When was Margaret Mahy playground opened?

22 December 2015
The Margaret Mahy Family Playground opened on 22 December 2015. Three mornings a week I bike past it, on the corner of Manchester and Armagh Streets. The Park was once part of the Elsie Locke Playground, while the new expanded area was named after Margaret Mahy, one of Canterbury’s most-loved authors.

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How many books did Margaret Mahy write?

Margaret Mahy of New Zealand wrote more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 short story collections, among other works. This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items with reliable sources.

What is the Margaret Mahy Award?

The Margaret Mahy Award, named for Mahy, is presented annually to “a person who has made a significant contribution to the broad field of children’s literature and literacy”. Mahy was the first recipient of the award in 1991.

How big are the Mahy books?

^ U.S. Library of Congress catalogue records cover ten 1969 books written by Mahy, all evidently large-format picture books (22/23cm x 28/29cm, 26pp to 42pp). They are the British and American editions of five titles with five illustrators and three British publishers, all published by Watts in the U.S.

What was Margaret Mahy’s profession?

“Margaret Mahy obituary: Versatile and prolific writer of children’s books”. The Guardian. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. ^ “Margaret Mahy Awards & honours”. www.christchurchcitylibraries.com. Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 15 January 2015.